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  1. lcarolynl

    S06.E17: Reunion

    Okay maybe that happened or maybe we all remember how Caroline remembers things, which is not accurately. i don’t mean to be a big Kate/Josiah apologist but at this point in the season K and J (and the rest of the crew) were getting exhausted from the work. K and J were doing all their own work plus Caroline’s and watched take her tip share, charter after charter. Plus the evening before she embarrassed them in front of the rest of the crew so ... there goes any goodwill. I do not condone their words but at the same time it’s hard to maintain your equanimity and composure when your tired as f**k, resentful, and maybe a little hungover. Honestly, I probably would have behaved worse than K and J.
  2. lcarolynl

    S06.E14: All That Glitters Isn't Gold

    In my world “check yourself” is spoken to someone who needs to stop acting or behaving in an inappropriate manner, not a literal use of the words. FWIW, speaking in a loud and angry manner where guests could hear is most definitely inappropriate manner. She did address Kate directly but her message was unclear. “Stop picking up my slack and expecting me to do the job I was hired, and I stated, I could do” is direct and clear. “Check yourself” is clearly unclear as you and I came to two completely different interpretations. Kate talks to people directly and about people behind their backs. That’s why Bravo uses confessionals.
  3. lcarolynl

    S06.E14: All That Glitters Isn't Gold

    Direct? "You need to check yourself" is about as vague as can be! I posted in an earlier thread that I understand words like "I felt disrespected when you ...." or "I was embarrassed when you said XYZ in front of the crew" or other direct talk but "Check yourself"? Laura behaved very badly and she's been reprimanded in the gentlest manner (I was expecting much worse, she was lucky Captain Lee's radio was off) and she's rising to the challenge and expectation of her job. Good for her. I think this episode showcases my earlier assessment that Kate wants a drama free and fun crew. She is ready to forgive and forget Laura's grotesque insubordination and is happy to joke and laugh with her teammate. She is still the same person so if you don't like her, and the two or three people that REALLY don't like her still won't like her, but I enjoy when she's a little more relaxed and dishing out the snark. As far as the sexual harassment, I just wasn't nearly as skewed out as many posters here were. I'm older and have lived through some horrendous sexually demeaning conversations and even had to testify in open court with TV cameras about some gross stuff so this is not so awful to me. To me this is cringeworthy but not horrendous. I have some yacht-y friends, two have crewed on smaller ships than this, and four have traveled extensively, two seven year stints around the Pacific on smaller sailboats. They partied with captains and crews of the big boats and there is an atmosphere of working very hard on while on charter and partying just as hard when not on charter. It's been many years since I and they were this young but they did all sleep with each other and drink until their livers screamed for mercy. I don't think there is anything more disgusting about a woman engaging in recreational sex than a man. I think it's a function of the culture: young beautiful people in beautiful places without the time to make other friendships so that intense short term friendships and recreational sex take place in the almost incestuous cabins Below Deck*. When Josiah took the Chambord desserts up to the guests in his Golden Skivvies I noticed Kate and Rhylee came up as well. I think it was a great show of unity and support. I'm sure he felt supported with them cheering him on. Add me to Josiah love fest crew! I liked him before but sharing his insecurities and vulnerabilities with the audience was brave and beautiful. Even on a trashy reality tv show being "real" just shines through and makes it worthwhile for me to watch. I hope he comes back for future shows, he's good tv. I have always had a soft spot for Rhylee even as I see she's far too emotional and prone to crazy anger but for me, this episode brought home the disparities between men and women and travel opportunities. She enjoys Tyler in the sack and he enjoys her. After this charter is done they will be in gorgeous Tahiti with cash in their pockets but Rhylee can't safely travel the island alone. She really needs to find a traveling companion and I'm sure to her, Tyler looks perfect for the job. From Tyler's perspective he can walk off the ship and travel safey almost anywhere in the world. Given his age I'm sure it would never occur to him that she's in a different and far more vulnerable position. I don't blame her for wanting to continue this relationship for a few weeks or months after this charter season ends but ... I guess we'll have to Watch What Happens!* *See what I did there? Stupid things like that tickle me!
  4. lcarolynl

    S06.E13: I Said I Got It!

    To my eyes it looked like she lost her composure (side effect of being vulnerable) and was either crying or starting to cry. There was no more she could say or do once that happened. I think this relationship would benefit for a visit to a counselor of some kind because they are both talking past each other, neither really hearing the other. I think Rhylee wants to make some changes and is willing to eat a little poop and be vulnerable to effect changes while Ross wants to just finish the season strong, making Captain Lee happy. Both are good and reasonable goals but ...
  5. lcarolynl

    S06.E13: I Said I Got It!

    I disagree. I think she wants to learn about how to set up the slide (which requires a lot of physical strength) and the anchor and possibly more. When Ross asks if Tyler knew how to work the anchor and Tyler said he'd like to learn, Rhylee realized she'd never been asked that question. I think that's what got her all huffy (which I think is a generous description from you) this time. It took a talk with Kate for her to figure out what she really wanted and how to communicate that to Ross, except I'm still not sure how well she communicated her desire to learn and grow professionally. I'm hoping that if Ross truly understood that she wanted to walk away from the ship with more than just money in her pocket, with a greater skill set, he would find a way to add to her duties/skills. He would realize he needs to teach her as well as use her for what she can already do.
  6. lcarolynl

    S06.E13: I Said I Got It!

    Ross frustrated me this episode. After talking to Kate, Rhylee humbled herself and gave him vulnerability and he responded with justifications for why he would continue to keep her cleaning up other than learning and growing as a crew mate. I think she really tried to communicate her professional goals to him (I'm unsure how well she explained that she seeked professional growth from the clip, but we viewers understood what she was trying to say) but he wasn't interested in changing anything, I'm not sure he "heard" her at all. I was pretty impressed with how chill Ashton was talking to Laura after their night out, even when he was so incredibly drunk. She was unable to articulate why she was unhappy, denying her feelings. I get that it's stupid to talk to a drunk person but he seemed like he wanted to understand, smooth everything over, and listen. She just couldn't/wouldn't talk to him. Adrian is happy to share his inappropriate sexual feelings and thoughts for anyone and everyone but when he's the recipient? Now he's walked a bit in the shoes of those around him when he's dishing out the sexual talk. It's not fun, funny, or flattering is it? Check yourself Aidrian!
  7. lcarolynl

    S06.E12: Check Yourself!

    I don't think Kate is going anywhere. The work is short time and big money. Captain Lee loves her and most of the audience loves her. I really only see one poster here that can't stand her and wants to see her go. Multiple postings from one corner don't equal multiple postings from multiple corners. I think Kate and Captain Lee are a package deal and they are too successful to discard. I, for one, love her. I love her on TV, not necessarily to meet and hang out with. She is smart, witty, sassy, competent, cool under pressure, and seems to be trying to improve herself a person and a leader. I don't think she'd treat an Amy-like third stew today as she did in her first season, the show's second season. She's seen and lived through a lot of incompetence by this time. I thought the way she tried to supervise Caroline was a genuine attempt to be a kinder, gentler Kate. I think she genuinely wants a fun crew because she's living through it. She actually enjoyed Jen despite Jen's incompetence because Jen was funny, and funny goes a long way with Kate. Neither Caroline nor Laura are fun or funny. Now, let's get to Laura's "take down" of Kate. WTF was she trying to say? I understand words like, "I felt demeaned the way you spoke to me in front of the crew at dinner" or "I felt disrespected when you used Rhylee instead of me for lunch service" or "This place is a mess" or "We are cutting corners everywhere such as ......" or "When you said/did XYZ I get the impression we just don't really care about service" but WTH does "Check yourself" mean? What does "Get your act together" mean? What did any of it mean? Laura is, among other things, a terrible communicator and neither Kate nor the viewer had any idea what the problem was that had Laura losing her cool. She would be a horrendous chief stew, she's bad enough as a 3rd stew.
  8. lcarolynl

    S06.E07: New Kids on the Dock

    NO WAY is Rhylee moving to interior! The only reason a fishing boat captain would take the deckhand job job is to improve her skill set. She’s been asking job questions since the very beginning and wants to learn how to run the boat. Compare her to Caroline who wanted to meet cool people and see beautiful places. She’s never spoken of nor shown a desire to improve herself professionally. The way I see it, Rhylee’s career path is 3rd deckhand to 2nd deckhand to 1st to bosun to Captain.
  9. lcarolynl

    S06.E07: New Kids on the Dock

    Honestly I think there was plenty of blame to go around on the failure to provide towels and water for the guests on their excursion. Captain Lee specifically told Chandler to pack up water and towels. I assume everyone knew about the water and towels because even Rhylee knew so Bosum and 3rd crew knew. Ross and Rhylee forgot to leave the bags of supplies with the guests. Aside from the water and towels, I imagine the bags contained snacks for the kids, sunscreen, cameras, and maybe some clean dry clothes to change into. If it were Below Deck Med, Hannah would have stayed with the guests and I think if Caroline were healthy and normal, she might have gone along and stayed with the guests to cater to their needs. At this point the Captain knows he needs to "babysit" (in his words) the deck crew and he failed to do so. He's aware enough to know his ass is on the line for these stupid mistakes and he should be worried about his job. Every single deck crew member should also be concerned since they're not insuring the guests have an amazing time with their every need taken care of properly, promptly, and cheerfully. Chandler didn't go with the guests as he should have. He should be hands on with the guests whenever possible and he should be bringing his best crewmate to assist, as when he failed to bring Rhylee fishing. Chandler couldn't find the guests when he went (without Ross) to pick them up and not only did he screw up the pick up, the guests could see his screw up. They maintained their good humor throughout but another (full paying?) guest wouldn't. Frankly, I don't think I would remain in a good mood after all that. Oh Rhylee, Rhylee, Rhylee! I am fully on her team even as I see how she's irritating her fellow crewmates. Ashton tells her to start unloading toys but she thinks Chandler told her something different and she KNOWS Chandler will rip her from stem to stern if she makes the teeny tiniest of mistakes. I notice Kate asked her to have towels ready when the guests returned and she was on it. She is willing and able to work hard and pitch in where and when asked but she is subject to irrational and unwarranted reaming from Chandler. Chandler is such a bad boss!!! He's got a capable hard worker (Kate wishes she had such a capable and hard worker in the 3rd position!!) but he can't or won't give her an ounce of credit or train her to know the boat and it's responsibilities better! Remember EJ last year teaching the crew knots and things I'd think they'd know? He jumped in to TEACH and bring them up in capabilities. Please bring back EJ!!
  10. lcarolynl

    S06.E07: New Kids on the Dock

    I think it certainly looks like Captain Lee is firing someone on Kate’s crew and that has to be Caroline. in a preview earlier this season Kate said something like, “Its her or me” and now we know Caroline can’t do the work and is creating weird paranoid drama everywhere she goes. Based on the hallway standoff from some previews and Caroline’s comments on Twitter I think Cptn Lee physically removes her from the ship and she screams, cries, and fights the whole time. At this point I think Caroline has some serious mental health issues. Stories about her mom’s dementia and now disappearing and her brother’s violent tendencies indicate some long term, familial problems coupled with her on board behavior and subsequent social media postings... she’s not okay.
  11. lcarolynl

    S06.E06: Get Better or Go Home

    Damn, now I'm hungry!
  12. lcarolynl

    S06.E06: Get Better or Go Home

    I'm pretty sure it was french toast made from Brioche, a rich and delicious bread!
  13. lcarolynl

    S06.E05: Naked Smoothies

    ???
  14. lcarolynl

    S06.E05: Naked Smoothies

    Caroline saw the used condom, went back and put a plastic bag on her hand. Before returning to the room she saw Ashton and, as a joke, asked for his help cleaning up something. Ashton almost didn’t see the condom and Caroline pulled him back before he touched it. I get it, I’ll bet she doesn’t get a chance to laugh very much with that crew and facing a used condom, well you gotta laugh. I’m sure the story will be played and replayed amongst the crew for days. I expect Andy might bring it up at the reunion too. I can’t believe all the pansies on this board who wouldn’t pick it up. Put a plastic bag on your hand (like Caroline did) and deal with it.
  15. lcarolynl

    S06.E04: Bitch in Charge

    It's interesting to see the different personalities as they open up. The stress of the season can reveal strengths and weaknesses of all the crew so ... we shall see where this all leads ..... I thought the dinner entertainment the last night of the charter was A-MAZE-ING!! Dancers, musicians, fire dancer, it was an unforgettable night for the guests, I'm sure! I would have loved to have been there and experienced that!
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